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A 47-year-old female asked about a 72-year-old male:

72yrs, has serum creatinin 2.0,we know it's ckd. also erythrocytes 3.4tpt/l (normal 4.5-5.9), hemoglobin 11g/dl (normal 14-17) hematocrit 31% (normal 40-52). serum iron is normal. does he have anemia? is it dangerous? what to do about this blood?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Typical: CKD related anemia, mild in this case. There is treatment based on specific local guidelines and nephrologists usually watch it carefully. All CKD patients should be established with a nephrologist who should be your main contact for what to expect as many cases progress to dialysis dependent end stage renal disease.
Last updated Jul 26, 2019

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